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Al Jazeera America
Oct 22, 2013 3:00am EDT
quote president obama said, very clearly in a recent speech that he gave at the united nations general assembly just a few weeks ago, he said we in the united states are currently reviewing the way that we gather intelligence. and i think that's appropriate. that our goal is always to try to find the right balance between protecting the security and the privacy of our citizens. >> amnesty international says u.s. drone strikes are illegal and could amount to war crimes. human rights group investigated 45 strikes in north west pakistan between january of last year and august of this year.
PBS
Oct 16, 2013 12:30pm PDT
sidelines of the united nations general assembly. the idea was to ease tensions, but the terror incidents and, and attempted infiltration from the pakistani side influenced the talks and brought relations back to square one. the leaders of pakistan and india held their first official meeting in india of last week come a meeting with renewed promises of mutual restraint and kashmir, but little real hope for a fresh start in relations. the prime minister of india and the prime minister of pakistan shook hands for the cameras before their long-anticipated meeting on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly, but despite the smiles, violence back home formed the backdrop to the encounter. >> a series of cross-border artillery exchanges in the kashmir valley over the past two months has led to the death of at least eight soldiers on both sides and brought relations to the lowest and -- ebb in years. an explosion on a indian base caused the death of at least 10 people, causing an outcry in india. even after the talks, the indian army continued to be engaged against 35 wante
Al Jazeera America
Oct 18, 2013 10:00pm EDT
this. also, is the united nations still relevant, a u.n. secretary general joins us, under allegation of abuse by peace keepers, has very significant ongoing importance in the world. a beautiful woman goes undercover to expose abuse, and she becomes first lady. >>> i'm anthony mora. , recent dramas including home lands show the horrors of abduction. >> one of the delta's found something else. >> i'm an american. >> an even more terrifying glimpse of a kid flapping inside syria comes from the show home land is based on, the israeli drama, prisoners of war. are. >> both shows delve into the unlikely alliances sometimes formed in captivity. photojournalist jonathan was kidnapped by a group near damascus. he endured persecution. he also taught their leader how to swim. joining us is jonathan, a 34-year-old photographer with thing new york polaris agency. held by 81 days by islamic fighters in syria. glad to have you here, why did you end up going to syria? we just mentioned how many journalists have been killed there, how many are being held hostage. it is referred to as a jour
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2013 3:00pm EDT
think of no other better today, theur guest current deputy secretary-general of the united nations. on behalf of our president and all of us at brookings, i want to give a big welcome to the deputy secretary-general and also to ambassador tom pickering , a distinguished fellow here at the brookings institution and well-known to many of you. ambassador secretary-general took up this post on the appointment of secretary general keep moon in july of 2012 grade he has a long and established career in diplomacy around the world, and the u.n. system and for sweden. toserved as the ambassador sweden for the united states and spent time as sweden's word minister. in the early 90s, he was the first u.n. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs and was the special envoy of the u.n. secretary-general in darfur. on and on.es many years of experience in africa, sudan, mozambique, the balkans. known particularly well- for his work and you monetary affairs, including prevention of landmines, prevention of conflicts, getting people most in need on human rights and increasingly speaking quite a
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2013 1:00pm EDT
better title for our guest today, the current deputy secretary-general of the united nations, jan eliasson. on behalf of our president and all of us at brookings, i want to give a big welcome to the deputy secretary-general and also to ambassador tom pickering , a distinguished fellow here at the brookings institution and well-known to many of you. ambassador secretary-general eliasson took up this post on the appointment of secretary general moon in july of 2012 . he has a long and established career in diplomacy around the and the u.n. system and for sweden. he served as the ambassador to sweden for the united states and spent time as sweden's word minister. in the early 1990's, he was the first u.n. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs and was the special envoy of the u.n. secretary-general in darfur. the list goes on and on. many years of experience in africa, sudan, mozambique, the balkans. he is particularly well-known for his work and you monetary affairs,anitarian including prevention of landmines, prevention of conflicts, getting people most in need on human r
Al Jazeera America
Oct 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
month, and charges of belonging to a criminal group. >>> the united nations is appealing for more troops and helicopters for its peace-keeping mission in mali. it says the extra numbers are needed to effectively stabilize the north of the country and project civilians from attacked by civilian armed groups. there are 6,000 troops in mali, roughly half of what's mandated. for more of that i'm joins from paris by the president of the institute for foresight and security in europe. good to have you with us. first of all, is the problem the number of troops, and if so, where can they come from? >> well, the problem is the number of troops, but the problem is also the fact that a certain number of african countries who had deployed troops in missions withdrew their troops. as you know 1,200 nigerians have left united nations missions. why have they left? because they're fighting also a war in their country, and they're fighting against it. last week 150 troops also left the united nations stabilization mission for the same reason, and based on the fact that there are ongoing problems i
WHUT
Oct 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
drone strikes near pakistan's border with afghanistan. united nations investigators say at least 400 civilians have been killed since 2004. >>> members of an international human rights group have been doing their own investigation of the attacks. researchers are amnesty international say the killing of civilians may be a violation of international law. amnesty's researchers studied u.s. attacks in northwestern pakistan from january 2012 to august of this year. they say some of the victims have no connection to islamist extremists. they're urging u.s. leaders to release more information and conduct a thorough investigation. white house press secretary jay carney denied that a strike's illegal. >> we take extraordinary care to make sure counterterrorism actions are in accordance with law. >> carney said president obama believes that conventional missiles are far less precise atte and likely to cause more casualties. >>> delegates from western countries have accused chinese leaders of widespread abuses of human rights. they blame the chinese for arresting activists blocking internet sit
Al Jazeera America
Oct 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
in the middle east snubs the united nations by rejecting a seat on the security council. hundreds of thousands of people in san francisco are stranded, forced to find a differently mode of transportation after the second transit strike this year. we begin tonight with the story that was at the heart of the government gridlock that finally eased this week. the affordable care act, and the rocky rollout of a crucial part of it. since the health care websites launched on october 1st many americans have been unable to sign up through the health insurance exchange offered by the federal government. and as of this week, there's word that the health care exchange technical infrastructure. >> even though there's been challenges enrolling through the website, people are enrolling across the country. >> off the past few -- over the past few hours, the white house has been tweeting enrollment numbers. in kentucky over 10,000 have enrolled in health care coverage. in washington state, nearly 9500 have enrolled and in two weeks more than 100,000 californians have started health care plirgses thro
Al Jazeera America
Oct 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
, the fact that they have got some sort of movement at the united nations security council and all of that creating a feeling there is a possibility of momentum towards geneva to as it's being called but if you accommodate the russians you irritate and annoy parts of the opposition who have felt very left out over the last few weeks and feel really that any sense of triumph over chemical weapons decides the point, that that was only a very small part of the terrible war in syria and that even if that deal is successful from their point of view it will serve perhaps dangerously to relegitimize the regime of president assad and they would say that is a very high price to pay. >> reporter: we thank you very much indeed and mr. phillip in london. bush fires are threatening sidney and the worst fires in a decade and one person has died and 200 homes destroyed. fire officials now warning residents to prepare for the worst as forecasted weather conditions look set to fan the flames. >> the conditions are going to be worse than otherwise expected only this morning. they are going to be worse
Al Jazeera America
Oct 22, 2013 3:00am EDT
recent speech that he gave at the united nations general assembly just a few weeks ago, he said we in the united states are currently reviewing the way that we gather intelligence. and i think that's appropriate. that our goal is always to try to find the right balance between protecting the security and the privacy of our citizens. >> amnesty international says u.s. drone strikes are illegal and could amount to war crimes. human rights group investigated 45 strikes in north west pakistan between january of last year and august of this year. highlighting incidents where civilians were killed. among them the death i've 14-year-old boy. amnesty also documented cases of so-called rescuer attacks where those who ran to help the victims of a drone strike are killed in a follow-up attack. we spoke to one family who were targeted. >> reporter: this is the family, they say the 68-year-old mother and grandmother was killed in a u.s. drone strike in october of last year. all they have left to remember her by is this photo from her i.d. card. her son says these strays show the injuries sustai
Al Jazeera America
Oct 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
the ones who have made that difference. so i think it's time for the united nations and for others to consider the appropriateness of their activity. and the need to try to press towards the negotiated solution that is critical to the people of syria and to its future. >> the next question will be from miranda takayadin from al hayat. >> secretary, i have a question for you. and question for minister halad ati, in his language for him and in english for you. question about american policy change on syria. they came out of the track that you are insisting so much on the chemical disarmament of syria, and that people hoped that you want really to do where this regime, with assad's regime. so do you need in fact this coordination with this regime for the chemical disarmament and when is geneva 2 actually? because we still don't have a date. some people say 23rd, some others say no. and then is iran going to be part of this conference? minister al atea,. >> translator: has qatar changes its policy towards syria? is there any proximity or message exchanged with president assad? >> well, ju
PBS
Oct 16, 2013 11:00pm PDT
at our special focus on the united nations world food day. we will be looking at global food waste and what countries are doing about it. hearst, the united states will not go into default with just a few hours left before the deadline approaches. the u.s. senate has voted to lift the u.s. debt ceiling until february 7 of next year and reopen the government after 16 days of a partial shutdown. for more on what is happening, we go straight to mason king live for us in the newsroom. >> and looks at the u.s. government will avoid default, specially after that overwhelming vote in the senate. we are now waiting for the u.s house ofeprentatives to vote. even though the republicans got really nothing that they asked for, their leader john boehner says he willot block it and will pass this vote tonight, we hope, with the help from democrats. what will the vote to? it will raise the u.s. debt ceiling until february 7, 2014 it will also reopen the u.s. government at current funding levels until generate 15th. it will also give back pay to all those hundreds of thousands who were temporarily
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2013 10:00pm EDT
the united nations including the conflict in syria and global economic development. he's introduced by brookings foreign policy director, ted. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm ted. i'm the acting vice president director of the foreign policy program here at brookings. thank you for coming. we have a very privileged discussion this afternoon. it's what we call the statesman forum. and i can think of no other better title for our guest today ambassador young who is the current deputy secretary general of of theup united nations. on behalf of the president and automatic of us at brookings, i want to give a big welcome to the deputy secretary general, and also to ambassador tom pickering, a distinguished fellow with us at the brookings constitution. i'm sure well known to many of you. i'll introduce him in a minute. ambassador deputy secretary general, that's a long title -- became -- took up the post on the appointment of secretary general in july of 2012. he has a long and very distinguished career in diplomacy around the world. in the u.n. system and for swe
LINKTV
Oct 22, 2013 5:30am PDT
is a grouping right of 11 coronations, western arab nations, including qatar the united arab nations. we have covered them in paris tunisia, istanbul. they have been meeting everywhere in the past few years. in the beginning there was a pretense where they were speaking to a so-called united opposition that was marching at least in their own words in lockstep towards a brighter future for syria, a future without bashar assad in it. that has become aggressively more difficult, or that vision is more out of whack with reality these days. john kerry is going to a meeting trying to face an opposition that within itself is divided on whether or not to attend this conference. the opposition groups that will be there in london -- the syrian national coalition -- that is the umbrella group will stop within that group you have a faction called the syrian national council that has made it clear that it opposes any peace conference, any way, shape, or form, of any regime if bashar al-assad will participate in it. they say it would be a joke to allow a man who has been brutally murdering his own
WHUT
Oct 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
. japanese delegates signed a joint statement by the united nations renouncing the use of nuclear weapons. the people in charge of fukushima daiichi say they'll do more to track leaks of rad radioactive water and radiation levels offshore. and many seniors in taiwan have made a happy discovery. they say life really does get better as you age. >>> japanese officials have given their backing to a united nations movement against the inhumane consequences of nuclear warfare. for the first time, they've signed a statement renouncing use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances. it says if humanity is survive, such weapons must never be used again. a committee of the u.n. swregen assembly that deals with disarmament adopted the statement. representatives from 125 countries signed it. >> the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of punuclear weapo are a fundamental and global concern. >> the document says a nuclear weapons have immense uncontrollable destructive capabilities indiscriminate in nature. it says the use and testing of such weapons have shown the consequences are inaccepta
Al Jazeera America
Oct 18, 2013 7:30pm EDT
the united nations by rejecting a seat on the security council. hundreds of thousands of
PBS
Oct 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
headlines. an unprecedented note to the united nations. saudi arabia rejecting a seat on the security council saying they have a lot middle eastern issues. signed, sealed, delivered. they finalize a landmark-free trade agreements aiming to boosting growth and unemployment between the two parties and trimming the family tree. they could rewrite evolutionary history. >> but first, kenyan president uhuru kenyatta has been dismissed from most of his trial. he is only required to be present at certain he parts of the case. he is due to go on trial in the hague on charges that you're castrated deadly violence. healing is to be present for certain parts of the trial. >> he needs to be there for the opening and closing statements. he needs to be there when the ends of the violence give any evidence and at the time of the judgment. and if it happenings, sentencins well. >> how is this move being perceived in kenya? >> very positively. his team sees this as the first concession that the icc has made to the fact that mr. kenyatta is the president of kenya. he has been pushing very strongly for t
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2013 4:00pm EDT
confronted with the provisions of the united nations but other international disputes should dissolve trippi salinas, negotiations and a mutual accommodation. remember that military might can really solve the global problems pursuant to this independent foreign policy of peace that we develop our relations in the united states. and nothing illustrates our foreign policy better than our relations with the united states because this relationship is the most important as well as the most sensitive. the most comprehensive as well as the most complex, the most promising as well as the most challenging. thanks to the efforts on both sides over the past four decades or so, i u.s. relationship has been in great shape in spite of some ups and downs. the president in china and president obama of the u.s. met twice this year and they stay in close touch through correspondence and telephone. our leaders are just a phone call away from each other and had an occasion at the top level and a guided by the agreement between the two presidents the two countries are now together to build a new
Al Jazeera America
Oct 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
government itself. the united nations is issuing a report on the use of drones. in a nine year period they estimate 390 strikes in pack pan and killing possibly 400 civilians. >> randal appreciate it. thank you. >> amnesty international has put together suggestions for reforming the drone policy. releasing more information about the u.s. airstrikes and details about those that have been killed. ensuring that u.s. policies follow u.s. human rights laws. and stop using claims that the government can use lethal force in any region they are involved in war. they have also asked the u.s. to protect the rights of all people not just the u.s. citizens. they want to make sure that the people accused of attacks on the u.s. receive fair and bubble puc trials. >> joining me tonight is noreen shaw an advisor of a amnesty international. >> what is your answer as to how the u.s. should deal with these terror threats in the region? for exa example should the u.s.y on local law enforcement more to act against those targets? >> well we are calling on president obama to immediately end his policy of secrecy
PBS
Oct 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
investigation. the united nations is calling on the united states to detail how many civilians it believes have been killed in drone attacks targeting islamic militants in yemen, afghanistan, pakistan. estimates vary widely from several hundred to more than 2,000. american drone attacks in pakistan are likely to be discussed when the prime minister travels to washington next week. >>> into the east african nation of somalia, 16 people were killed in a suicide bombing. the explosion occurred at a cafe used by local and foreign soldiers fighting islamic militants. al shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. >>> in england today, a violin believed to have been played on the "titanic" to calm the passengers as the ship was sinking was auctioned off for 1.5 million. four times more than any item recovered from the doomed liner. they say the wood still contains salt deposits from the seawater. the instrument reportedly found in a leather case strapped to the body of the ship's band leader. his body recovered ten days after the ship went down. the violin was a gift to him from his
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
exaggeration to say this is united nation and it is only natural that it should find its way into our foreign policy. it is the means and the end. it is both a matter of policy on the way of life. so with the appreciation, it will not be difficult to understand why china values peace so much in this foreign policy and why it has been peaceful settlement of international you. of course we will use to safeguard our sovereignty. but this is just to make sure that our role as peace. must be confronted with force in accordance with the provisions in chennai. it should be resolved through peaceful means. and mutual accommodation. we never believe the military can solve the global patterns. it is presumed to this independent foreign policy of peace that would develop our relations with the united states. nothing illustrates our foreign policy better than our handling relations with the united states because this relationship is the most important as well as the most sensitive. the most comprehensive, the most promising as well as the most challenging. thanks to both sides over the past four
Al Jazeera America
Oct 19, 2013 5:00am EDT
engage with the princple ordinance of the united nations while advancing their efforts to advance forward. >> ththe new security council ae scheduled to take their seats in january. zplencht thethey are waiting official word from the saudis on whether to call an election. no one is sure how to proceed because this has never happened before. >>> coming up on this program. drowning in debt. we meet zimbabwe people that can't pay their water charges. >>> and how columbian rebels are trying to re-enter society. [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking change what you pay for water each month? have you thought about how climate change can affect your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or
Al Jazeera America
Oct 20, 2013 4:00pm EDT
number in the island's sement ris -- sem et ris. >> the united nations says an increasing until of syrian refugees are arriving by boat in southern italy. there has been close to 8,000, many children, arriving by themselves. to talk about this we are joined by a senior protection officer for the united nations high commissioner for refugees. thank you for being with us. how big of a problem is this for europe, seeing the refugees coming? >> a lot are coming now towards europe. if we look at the neighbouring country, there's 2 million syrians in neighbouring countries - jordan, turkey, lebanon. still the most are nearby in neighbouring countries, and only a token are coming to europe. >> what is the future when the refugees arrive in europe? what is the future for them and what services are they given? >> they do have an asylum procedure here. they are received and are going to transit centres here in italy. however, many of the syrians do have family members further up north and they prefer to migrate towards countries like switzerland, germany, sweden, where they find other family
NBC
Oct 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
the second strike in four months. >>> the u.s. has provided the united nations with armored suburbans to aid in the effort to destroy syria's chemical weapons. >>> the boy scouts who knocked over a rock formation in a state park has been kicked out of the organization. they're saying the men violated the principle of leave no trace and are no longer members. >>> a deadly suicide bombing that killed at least six people aboard a bus in russia was caught on a dashboard camera. that blast is raising some fears of further attacks during the upcoming winter olympics. >>> 10,000 clues so far, but the mystery still unsolved. young maria found in a roma camp in central greece continues to baffle investigators. greek authorities have gone public with photos of maria, who's believed to be between 5 and 6. the clues have come via e-mail and calls. >>> casper was looking for a night cap. police have released video showing a man dressed as a ghost running up and down the aisles of a closed alabama liquor store. nothing was stolen by the ghostly burglar, who disappeared into the night. >>>
PBS
Oct 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
world, lithgow, new south wales. >>> japanese leaders have backed the united nations movement against the use of nuclear arms for the first time they've signed a statement saying the weapons should never be used again under any circumstances. nhk world's jackie issue i cow a has the details. >> reporter: a committee of the u.n. general assembly deals with disarmament in a statement. new zealand's representative proposed a document. more than 120 countries have given it their support. >> the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons are a fundamental and global concern. >> reporter: the document says nuclear weapons have immense and controllable disruptive capabilities and indiscriminate in nature. it says the use and testing of such weapons have shown the consequences are unacceptable. it also says that it is in the interest of the very survival of humanity that nuclear weapons are never used again under any circumstances. delegates around the world have adopted similar statements since may of last year. one was released in april at a conference on the nuclear
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2013 9:00pm EDT
free and on comparable people of the united states of america. to the young people of the nation, i wanted to speak a word tonight. you are going to have a great opportunity. there will be high moments and durability ability will be tested. i have faith in you both up i feel as though i was standing --n a rock and that brock and that rockets my faith in my fellow citizens. now, we will go back to the program. black, i want to ask you for the her voice changed from the 1933 radio address that we heard to a much more modulated. >> she is in her own element. she is saying what she wants to say. she very much appreciates the gravity of pearl harbor. she says the boys in the pacific. in worldo battle front war i. she saw hundreds of soldiers piled up with their stomachs exploded because they had not been buried yet. she was her much involved in the effort for the league of nations was dubbed in fact, fdr center to the radio to debate over over studentd court win the begins to vote on the legislation. definingthis is a moment. she is telling fdr and has told fdr for at least two years pri
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
united states and europeans have imposed here there are some also united nations sanctions, but the american sanctions have been the most putative. they have also been the most imaginative. during the bush administration, the treasury department came up with a set of new banking provisions that were in many ways a response to 9/11. they wanted to go after banks that were helping finance or launder money for terrorist groups. in the process -- and the process, they set in motion a new set of laws. it allowed the americans to go after a rainy and -- after iranians. you have to be able to track every transaction. banks were not able to do that. that meant that businesses in iran that wanted to buy raw materials for their industries could not get letters of credit in the international community, oil,iran, when it sold could not get some of the revenues back. there was a growing economic pressure. it also went through eight years of chronic economic mismanagement under former whoident ahmadinejad, gained fame as the most hard- line president iran has ever had . you had those two factors
PBS
Oct 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
here on "newsline," japan's chefs could soon find their work endorsed by the united nations' members of unesco committee have recommended that japan's culinary arts with designated an intangible cultural heritage asset. unesco is expected to formalize the decision in december. japan's cultural agency proposed adding the country's food culture to the list of heritage assets. agency officials said the recipes, tableware and other culinary arts are a fundamental part of japanese culture. officials say they hope unesco's recognition will be a boost for businesseses hit by concerns by food safety since 2011 nuclear accident. >> translator: as members of the japanese government we should work hard to help people around the world understand that food from fukushima, including marine products are safe. >> unesco currently recognizes four food cultures, french, turkish, mexican and mediterranean. >>> here in tokyo it's overcast with the current temperature reading of 17 degrees celsius or 62 degrees fahrenheit. here with the latest on world weather is robert speta. >>> we are continuing to wa
WHUT
Oct 18, 2013 7:30am EDT
. about 280,000 people still live in tents and makeshift shelters. >>> delegates at the united nations general assembly have chosen five countries as non-permanent members of the u.n. security council. the new members are nigeria, chad, lithuania and the council includes ten non-permanent members. the council also includes five permanent members. it will be the first time saudi arabia, chad and lithuania will be represented on the council. >>> people in beijing have remembered a late political leader. it would have been his 94th birthday. he once held the top job in the communist party. family members and former aides held a quiet ceremony at his home in the chinese capital. he spent 15 years under house arrest there until he died in 2005. the people who worked with him praised his ideals. >> translator: he strenuously pushed reform and an open door policy. he always worked for the general public. his downfall is a great loss to the nation. >> he was the communist party's general secretary in 1989 when the military used force to end protests in tiananmen square. he was criticiz
WHUT
Oct 23, 2013 7:30am EDT
find their work endorsed by the united nations. members of a unesco committee have recommended japan's culinary arts be dez signated a intangible asset. unesco is expected to endorse the decision in december. japan's cultural affairs aswrgc proposed it. the recipes, tableware and other culinary arts are a fundamental part of japanese culture. the officials say they hope unesco recognition will be a boost for businesses hit by concerns about food safety since 2011 nuclear accident. unesco currently recognizes four food cultures. french, turkish, mexican, and mediterranean. >>> thousands of foreign volunteers traveled to northeast japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. many of them helped clear debris in the city of ishinomaki in miyagi prefecture. a team of local amateur journalists is trying to give something back to people overseas. nhk world has the story. >> reporter: he runs a gas company in ishinomaki. he's very busy these days with reconstruction efforts. he has another commitment as well. he started an english magazine with two friends last year. they named it "rol
Al Jazeera America
Oct 22, 2013 12:00pm EDT
330 to 370 drone strikes in pakistan between 2004 and last month. the united nations says during that nine-year period, more than 2,000 people have been killed in drone attacks and at least 400 are believed to be cillians. it's difficult to get accurate figures because the cia's drone program remains secretive, but that's unluck likely to prevent the prime minister from binging up the issue with president barack obama when the two meet on wednesday. >> pakistan cannot afford taking on a rivalry with the u.s., but if pakistan's requests are reasonable, the u.s. cannot just simply ignore them. >> reporter: earlier this year president obama called the strikes lawful and part of a legitimate campaign against terrorism. relationships between pakistan and the u.s. have been tense particularly since 2011 when osama bin laden was found living not far from the pakistani capitol. but in a sign of warming ties, the obama administration has requested more than $1.5 billion in military and civil assistance for pakistan. and while drove strikes will no doubt continue to be a problem between the two
Comedy Central
Oct 18, 2013 7:30pm PDT
assad from gassing civilians. >> we are. >> united nations. >> wrecking ball. >> jon: isn't that nice. [cheers and applause] obviously, the brave chemical weapons inspectors are putting themselves in harm's way and i'm not talking about the dangers of hitting themselves with a hammer. >> they face grave risks working in syria. a u.n. convoy came under sniper fire. there's no confirmation of who pulled the trigger. >> jon:s yes, because what is a better symbol of safety than a projectage with a -- trojan with a hole on it. jessa is live in searal. thank you for being here. >> hi, jon. >> jon: do they have you there? you are destroying chemical weapons there? >> no, no this is my halloween costume i'm a sexy jessie pinkman. >> jon: you think she's sexy? >> very. >> jon: why did you go to syria to get a breakiki bad costume? >> they were sold out everywhere else. >> jon: how are things going? >> pretty rough, jon. someone told the locals i'm from america. you can imagine the (bleep) i'm getting around here. >> jon: you can imagine with the foreign policy. >> not the foreign policy the go
Al Jazeera America
Oct 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
marching in cambodia today demanding that the united nations investigate a july election that was rigged. >>> meanwhile long beach, california is home to the second largest population of cam bodians outside of the country here in the us. thousands were fleeing the deadly ka maher rouge. the younger generation now facing new challenges just growing up in america. ♪ >> reporter: they have one foot in the old world, and one foot in the new, a delicate dance handed down by their elders forced to flee their homeland many years ago. these teens are young cam bodian americans growing up in california. it's a one-mile stretch of concrete jungle that is home to cambodian restaurants, temples, and teens finding their way between two very different lands. >> we feel like a little family, because everyone is united and we're all together, and we can share our struggles. >> reporter: it's hard now have be a teenager, but these girls also carry the wounds of a war they never lived through, but one their parents did. they say they have struggled to deal with their parent's posttraumatic stress disord
PBS
Oct 15, 2013 2:00am PDT
latest world climate report, the united nations warns that the sea level is rising faster than expected and the glacier melt is also on the rise. that has the manager of one swiss mountain lodge worried. her hut is situated on one of europe's most impressive glaciers and what -- and she wants people to finally start noticing all of the drastic changes the glacier has been undergoing. >> we are at an altitude of 2600 meters. this glacier is located in a swiss town. in the middle of it is a structure of snow and ice. it is about two meters high and 250 meters long. but it is not a natural work -- natural wonder. it is a work of art. is -- it was man well of fisher's idea. she works at the lodge. when the season starts in late june, the effects of climate change are visible here. >> years ago, there was still snow everywhere on the ground at this time. it was usually snowing when we came up here. but over the years, we have seen the snow melting away earlier. each year, there is less snow when we come up are. >> fisher wants to make the great hall visible within our project that p
PBS
Oct 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
south korean lawmaker said leaders in north korea are crowding a united nations ban on the import of luxury goods and said the numbers have soared since kim jung un took power. he said north korea's young leader may be using the products to boost his regime. >> translator: kim jung un uses the luxury goods to keep his top officials loyal. and to strengthen his grip on power. >> they said north korea imported about $320 million worth of banned items in 2000 noin. he said the figure has doubled last yore to more than $640 million. the lawmakers said there was a spike in electronics and watches. he urged china's authorities to do more to implement the un sanctions. authorities have begun offering certificates in internet monitoring. they will learn to observe comments on websites and social networks. a vision in china senses their websites and delete politically sensitive comments. nearly 600 million people have access to the internet. the state-run media said 2 million people work as online monitors, but officials of the public opinion office are looking to train more. they are offerin
MSNBC
Oct 22, 2013 5:00am EDT
today. kraoupben leaders reached a tentative agreement overnight. the u.s. has provided the united nations with ten armored chevy suburbans worth $1.5 million to aid in the destruction of chemical weapons. and then the four boy scouts of merry leased a statement that said the men violated the principle of leave no trace are and no longer members. >>> and then the blast raising fears of further attacks during the upcoming olympics. >>> 10,000 clues so far but the mystery still unsolved. the young girl continues to baffle investigators. they have gone public with the photos. >>> and then police released video of a man dressed as a ghost running up and down the aisles of a closed alabama liquor store. nothing was stolen by the burglar that disappeared into the night. >>> kim kardashian got the gift of a lifetime last night. kanye west rented out the stadium and then popped the question in front of family and friends. >>> crist christi's decision not to challenge same-sex marriage. >>> apple expected to unveil new ipads, and an 8-inch screen. >>> a new survey finds that that three quar
Al Jazeera America
Oct 23, 2013 5:00am EDT
delivering a petition to the united nations and to the head of government here. trying to put as much pressure as possible on the ruling party here and the prime minister. but for their part. the ruling party are having none of it. they won fair a fair and squarey claim. legitimately and now the party has been signed into power by the decree of the country's king and it cannot be, he said, overturned. the dead lock continues. >> all eyes are on the numbers. thousands of people are coming in from the provinces for this rally. and the authorities have been putting restrictions on the number of people that can take part. only 10,000 people can apparently take part in this rally in this square where we are. people are still arriving. apparently people cannot stay here overnight. there is little signs that people will be moved from here tonight. there is a restriction on the number of people that can march. only 1,000 people in the streets. and it's difficult to see how the authorities could stop more from marching if they wanted to. the deadlock continues an some o -- and alot of uncertai
Al Jazeera America
Oct 17, 2013 3:00am EDT
damage has already been done. david mercer, al jazerra, mexico city. >> the united nations says it needs more troops and helicopter for his its mission in a report by u.n. second general ban ki-moon it can stake ice the north. which should have 12,000 troops they only have 5,200 troops. reach its authorized strength the they need two infantry battalions air fields engineers and informations units eye fire has broke he had out in thailand it, began in a warehouse of a department store before spreading. there has been no reports of casualties, as there were few shoppers inside at the time. >>> bush fires are spreading throughout the australian state of now south wales, several homes detroit authorities are warning residents to leave the flames are being fanned by strong gusts of wind. >>> in zimbabwe a court hansensn tensed a man to 15 years for killing elephants. he's the fourth man being convicted for poaching. came today after they a 100 elephants had been killed in one national park in one month. >>> book sales worldwide are generally on the decline with many readers opting for t
Al Jazeera America
Oct 15, 2013 5:00am EDT
number of refugees and the united nation said it can't cope and the lebanese government can't cope and these really are unable to make ends meet. >> reporter: are the refugees still arriving? >> yes, refugees continue to arrive and we heard from the union fcr they have 3,000 refugees a day that are registered but not register with the u.n., approximately 780,000 have already registered but government officials say there are up to 1.3 million syrians living in this country and it has been a huge burden on the lebanese government and it has strained the economy, the lebanese government is now saying fine we will not close the borders but we will screen every syrian that comes into lebanon and if he is a refugee then yes he will be allowed to enter and if not and if he wants to lebanon just to open a business or find work that is not going to happen any longer because the lebanese people really have been complaining that syrians are taking their jobs. there has been fierce competition in the job market. so lebanon carrying a very big burden and these refugees a life in exile has not been
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2013 4:00am EDT
nations we would have to invent it. we need the role that the united nations place which is absolutely critically important for all the obvious reasons but it is difficult to get controversial action done quickly within the security council and that is why people go ad hoc. eventually they try to circle back and that's what happened with chemical weapons. couldn't get a security council resolution on tougher singh shuns, on the assad regime and possible article vii actions in the absence of pulling back and from all the rest you know so well that that's in everybody's interest. if if you are russia or china or the united states you don't want syria to have a big chemical weapons stockpile. so you seize this opportunity and they agree and we go forward. i think that everyone that i have spoken to about the international organizations know there have to be reforms and know that there has to be kind of a new global social contract for the 21st century but it's difficult to actually put that into operation. so you have the imf and you have the chi 20. you have got the united nations and re
Al Jazeera America
Oct 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
the united nations general assembly. >> we use drones and target those who continue to be a threat to the united states. >> reporter: and amnesty international accuses the u.s. of escalating the use of drones. reports that there were 42 drone strikes in pakistan. in 2009 president obama's first year in office, there were 56. in and 2011, 127. >> the use of drone strikes has dropped but not enough. the u.n. estimates more than 2,000 people were killed in the u.s. drone attacks, 400 of them civilians, tony? >> randall, how does the u.s. justify the use of these drones? >> first of all as a man of law the u.s. says that america is still at war with al-qaeda, and the second justification is that it keeps american troops from being on the ground and being exposed to danger. >> randall pinkston for us, thank you. >>> it is being called the last push for peace but it is proving to be a difficult sell. the friends of syria met in london hoping to bring the syrian opposition on board. al jazeera's barnaby phillips has more now from london. >> reporter: the foreign ministers who met in london c
FOX
Oct 16, 2013 5:00pm EDT
home. >>> a commissioned by the united nation is asked -- they asked 500 people if the team changed the name, if they would change their support. 25% said it would lessen their support. 18% said it would increase. they asked if they would support a name change. the nfl and united nations is expected to have a meeting in the coming weeks. >>> police have now linked a baggage handler to those dry ice bomb explosions at lax international airport. tonight, that suspect is in custody. carlo bennett reportedly works for an airport contractor. two of the dry ice bombs did blow up, nobody was hurt. but airport operations did have to be suspended and there was a flight delay. >>> the six flags over texas amusement park is blaming independent contractor for a roller coaster accident. a woman was ejected back in july. her family is suing six flags for negligence. the company says it did not build or design the ride. independent contractors are the ones responsible for these passenger restraint systems that failed. >>> moments ago, we learned a nine-year-old boy will be taken away from his parents.
Al Jazeera America
Oct 23, 2013 1:00pm EDT
expected to graduate every year. with the help of international mentors from five nations. >> we intend to be here until 2023 or until the afghan government decides that is enough. >> reporter: but n.a.t.o.'s future here depends on the agreement with the united states. that plan will be debated by a national gathering late next month. if it's rejected this academy and afghanistan's security forces could find themselves without international support at the end of 2014. years before planned. jennifer glass, al jazeera kabul. >> the academy said it hopes to better train and strengthen those afghan forces. here's why, more than 1,000 soldiers killed and 3,000 injured. >>> the trial at guantanamo bay focusing on allegations of mistreatment in secret prisons. we have more. >> reporter: prosecutors and defense attorneys were here to talk about a criminal issue which the defense hopes it can prevail on. it's a matter of bringing into evidence classified information about th the torture that defendants claimed they suffered. there is an international treaty the u.n. convention against torture. u
Al Jazeera America
Oct 18, 2013 11:00pm EDT
how to proceed because this has never happened before. kristin saloomi al jazeera, united nations. >>> a former ambassador to the united nations agrees that the saudis are fridays traited with the u.n, slow progress in dealing with iran's nuclear program and the civil war in syria. >> i think the hope in riad is that this very dramatic action will work as a shock effect in washington and other exols, exo, capitols, on the deaths of syrians, they are critical that we didn't carry through on striking syria. that we had committed ourselves to punish commas cus damascus fe of chemical weapons. >>> the saudis are sending a clear message to the world, stop the speeches and. >> 100 million, the money will help syrian refugees make it through the winter. as andrew simons reports frustrations are growing. >> more than a thousand people a day in line to register as refugees. this is beccar valley where in some towns syrians outnumber the sudanees. sit down and give them all your lies, a lebanese taxi driver tells this woman, who says she suffered outright hostility. >> when we exom here they insul
LINKTV
Oct 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
cost to the environment? peter kenmore of the united nations food and agriculture organization has been working with farmers for 30 years to decrease the use of pesticides in rice production. dr. kenmore: we have been able basically to substitute brains for chemicals. and in that sense, the growth rate stays up but less chemicals are used. narrator: in the yaqui valley of mexico, researchers are finding that excess fertilizer runoff from wheat crops is affecting marine life in the gulf of california. so they are turning to technology to decrease fertilizer inputs without decreasing yields. dr. ortiz-monasterio: technology like this can result in a win-win situation, where the farmer benefits and at the same time the environment benefits. narrator: by showing farmers how to reduce pesticide and fertilizer use, both research teams hope to minimize environmental impacts while still producing enough food for our growing population. a staple throughout the globe, rice is an essential crop, providing 60% of the calories for half of the world's population. dr. peter kenmore of the food an
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2013 1:45am EDT
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